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We know she's out to save the world (and save the dolphin), but how does Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere match up in a fashion face-off against Jane Seymour?

Hayden dazzled in this hot turquoise Dina Bar-El in September at a Declare Yourself event, while the Dancing with the Stars contender and former Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman showed off her fit figure in a satin sheath at a movie premiere recently.

Kylie Jenner Fashion

Hayden Panettiere vs. Jane Seymour: It's a difficult battle. Which star would you rather ... see in this dress at a formal affair? You tell us, celebrity fashion fans.

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Katie Holmes fueled another round of pregnancy rumors at the L.A. premiere of husband Tom Cruise's new drama, Lions for Lambs, Thursday.

A glowing Holmes, 28, appeared to be sporting a mini bump as she worked the red carpet in a one-shouldered, silk charmeuse Monique Lhuillier gown...

Tom Cruise and Fans

TomKat: New spawn on the way?

Though she didn't address questions about a possible pregnancy, the actress and her husband â€" who celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary November 18, were happy to give the crowd a display of their mutual affection.

"Tom kissed Katie a few times lightly near her ear and whispered to her," a witness told Us Weekly late this week. "She would turn to him and smile."

Cruise recently said that he and Holmes could handle having another little one around. He told Entertainment Tonight November 1 that he and Holmes have already made it work while raising their 18-month-old, Suri Cruise.

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She may not be indestructible like her kick-ass TV persona, but Heroes cheerleader Hayden Panettiere is trying to save the world in her own way, and we commend her for it.

The 18-year-old actress was involved in a confrontation with Japanese fishermen this week as she tried to disrupt a dolphin slaughter that takes place annually.

A Pretty Panettiere Pic

Along with five other marine activists, Hayden paddled out on a surfboard to reach a pod of dolphins to stop them from being driven into a nearby cove and killed.

But the six surfers, from Australia and the United States, were intercepted by a fishing boat before they could reach the dolphins.

The fishermen used the boat's propellers to block their way and at one point struck out at Hayden Panettiere and company with a boathook.

It was an ugly, potentially life-threatening confrontation that lasted more than 10 minutes before the surfers were forced to return to the beach.

It is believed that the dolphins were later taken into the cove and killed.

A keen surfer and committed marine conservationist who is a supporter of the campaign to save Japan's dolphins, Hayden Panettiere said:

"It was really frightening. Some of us were hit by the boathook. But in the end all we really worried about was the dolphins. It was so incredibly sad. We were so close to them and they were sky hopping, jumping out of the water to see us."

Breaking down in tears, the Heroes starlet added: "One little baby dolphin stuck his head out of the water and kinda looked at me and the thought that it's no longer with us is really hard to take."

Following the incident, the surfers drove straight to Osaka airport and left the country to avoid arrest by the Japanese national police.

All would have been charged with criminal trespassing, but Hayden Panettiere is now back in Los Angeles on the set of her hit TV series.

More than 22,000 dolphins are slaughtered by fishermen in Japan every year. The hunt continues despite worldwide condemnation.

In Taijie, more than 2,000 are killed in a season. Many Japanese believe dolphins should be treated like fish. They have been hunting the mammals for centuries and see criticism of this as an attack on their culture.

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Streetwalking harlot? Fashion-challenged tigress? Midriff-baring carnie? Employee of a celebrity photo agency? Or fiesta queen? Who the heck knows!

Only Britney Spears - and perhaps not even Britney Spears - knows what the heck Britney Spears was supposed to be as she donned a variety of costumes - including a pink zebra showgirl getup and a TMZ press pass in honor of Halloween at Heidi Klum's annual costume bash at The Green Door in Hollywood.

Hey, it's not like she has anything better to do - like spend time with her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. The court says that's just not safe for the lil' mistakes.

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It's official. A judge has ruled that Perez Hilton may legally continue to desecrate the otherwise good name of celebrity gossip at his leisure.

Or something like that.

An L.A. County Superior Court judge just dismissed a $20 million lawsuit filed by DJ Samantha Ronson against Hilton over an article the rotund one ran in May.

The item suggested that Samantha Ronson supplied the cocaine that was found in Lindsay Lohan's car during her infamous Memorial Day DUI crash.

The First Amendment (and Perez Hilton) soundly defeated a lowly DJ.

Perez Hilton, a.k.a. Mario Lavandeira, argued that Ronson's lawsuit was an unfair attempt to stifle his right of free speech, and the judge agreed.

The judge also ordered Ronson to pay all of Perez's legal fees. Oh snap.

Well, that's that. No matter how you look at it, this is a truly a great day, and a great victory for celebrity news... more unfunny, doctored celebrity pics for all.

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Tennis star Martina Hingis said Thursday that she's been accused of testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon this year, but she denied using the drug.

She also announced her retirement from tennis.

"I find this accusation so horrendous, so monstrous that I've decided to confront it head on by talking to the press," Martina Hingis said. "I am frustrated and angry. I believe that I am absolutely 100 percent innocent."

"I believe" that I am innocent? That's about as believable as all of those claims of innocence and hunting down "real killers" O.J. Simpson used to make.

Martina Hingis: Snorting coke, retiring from tennis, lookin' good!

"They say that cocaine increases self-confidence and creates a type of euphoria," she said. "I don't know. I only know that if I were to try to hit the ball while in any state of euphoria, it simply wouldn't work.

"I think it would be impossible for anyone to maintain the coordination required to play top class tennis while under the influence of drugs. I know one other thing â€" I would personally be terrified of taking drugs."

Just keep clinging to that raft, sweetheart. The 27-year-old Swiss cutie lost in the third round at Wimbledon this year. Hingis said she was accused by "an outsource testing company" of taking cocaine during the Grand Slam event.

The longtime doubles parter of Anna Kournikova said she was "shocked and appalled" when her urine sample came back positive at Wimbledon.

Martina Hingis, who lost in the third round of the U.S. Open, hasn't played since her second-round loss to Peng Shuai of China in Beijing on September 19.

Martina won three straight Australian Open titles from 1997-99, and also won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 1997. She was hot back then, too.

What's next for this young, retired star? We can only hope she follows in the tennis / reality TV footsteps of Mark Philippoussis and stars in Age of Love-ette!

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At least now Vincent Margera can feel a little better. He's not the only overweight moron to have a mug shot displayed on The Hollywood Gossip dot com today.

Rapper and noted Mariah Carey BFF Da Brat was arrested outside of Atlanta after she allegedly hit a waitress in the face with a bottle of rum while partying at Jermaine Dupri's Studio 72 nightclub around 1:15 a.m. this morning. Classy.

Law enforcement sources say dat Da Brat (real name Shawntae Harris) got into an alteraction and smashed the waitress after she - gasp - bumped into the rapper.

The two began pushing and shoving each other until she walked away. That's when Da Brat allegedly turned around and assaulted her with a bottle.

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Da Brat: Da phat booking photo.

The "Celebrity Fit Club" star is currently in custody and has been charged with felony aggravated assault. Da Brat will be arraigned in the next 72 hours.

Da Brat was previously arrested in 2000 for allegedly pistol whipping a woman in an Atlanta nightclub - she pleaded guilty and was put on probation.

We shudder to think - a rapper getting in trouble with the law? We never saw this one coming... much like we were completely thrown off by legal woes encountered by Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Eve, The Game, T.I. and Lil Wayne.

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Forget about Britney Spears, Alli Sims and Carrie Underwood. It looks like football star Tony Romo is really going out with One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush.

Nearly four months after splitting with Carrie Underwood, the Dallas Cowboys star quarterback was spotted dining with Sophia Bush on October 22.

Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols

And get this - he introduced her to his parents the very next night! Looks like he's got ahold of her heart... let's just hope he doesn't fumble inexplicably.

"She can't believe it's happening so fast!" says a friend of Sophia Bush, adding that the One Tree Hill actress already has plans to fly out east to attend ­Tony Romo's game against the New York Giants on November 11. How cute!

  You heard it first here, gossip fans: the Dallas Cowboys will lose that game. Romo's mind clearly isn't on any football game ... just his game with Sophia Bush.

But will this blissful union last? Romo was seen hanging out with - gulp - none other than Britney Spears at Les Deux on October 26, when they were introduced by Spears' pal Alli Sims - another Romo ex-girlfriend, says an Us Weekly source.

On his KIIS-FM radio show two days later, onlooker Ryan Seacrest said he saw Spears give Tony Romo a lap dance that night at Les Deux.

But a Romo source insists, "Tony was disgusted with Britney Spears. It was purely Britney wanting to do it. All he can talk about is Sophia these days."

If so, Tony Romo and Kevin Federline now have two things in common: getting lap dances from Britney Spears and working (it) with Sophia Bush.

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Stephen Colbert really is running for president.

The faux conservative pundit is expected to officially file paperwork today to enter the Democratic primary in his home state of South Carolina, CNN reports.

Rallying for America

The 43-year-old Colbert announced his bid October 16 on The Colbert Report, saying he would run as both a Democrat and Republican so "I can lose twice."

It looks like pure cost might have altered that plan. The fee to get on the GOP ballot is $35,000, whereas Colbert only has to cough up a modest $2,500 â€" or get 3,000 signatures â€" to get on the Democrat ballot in the Palmetto State.

Stephen Colbert: A political contender or pretender?

So when should Barack Obama start worrying? Probably not soon. The Democratic officials in South Carolina will meet Thursday to decide if the comedian is "viable" and has spent enough time campaigning before putting him on the ballot.

"He does not appear to be campaigning to win if he is only running in one state," said Carol Khare Fowler, chairwoman of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

Another council member, Charleston Democratic Party Chairman Waring Howe, was more blunt: "Over my dead body will Stephen Colbert be on the ballot."

Still, Stephen Colbert made two "campaign" stops in South Carolina last weekend, speaking at a "Rock the Vote" event on Saturday in Charleston and appearing Sunday in Columbia to receive a key to the city from Mayor Bob Coble.

That event attracted over 1,000 people, most of them University of South Carolina students. Better keep an eye in the rear view mirror, Hillary Clinton!

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Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, has been publicly critical of her partying ways before. But now he's revealed in a new interview that while Amy has scaled back the boozing, but she has much bigger problems to deal with.

The gist: Mitch says his daughter suffers from bulimia.

"She's not drinking as heavily now as she was then actually, but there are other problems. The other problem is the bulimia which is still apparent," Mitch said.

"Although she's put on about a stone in weight since the summer, it's still affecting her health and there are problems with substance abuse as well."

Healthy Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse: Stopping off for some quality food.

"She's eating, although the eating disorder hasn't been fully addressed," her father continued. "If you look at [Amy Winehouse pics] in August and see her now you will see a marked change for the better. But it's a change for the better, it isn't a cure."

Mitch also said that Amy Winehouse only turned into a habitual user of hard drugs after marrying Blake Fielder-Civil earlier this year.

"She was a complete opponent of doing hard drugs - in fact, she got up and said she couldn't understand why people in the music industry took hard drugs and that all changed about six months ago when she got married to Blake."

Marriage will do that to you. Although she really ought to quit the McDonald's ... that's much worse for your heart than Blake Fielder-Civil could ever be.

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